Samantha Moore, CMP, CEM
Samantha oversees over 20 events per year, ranging from 10 to 22,000 attendees. She leads the planning and execution of ABA’s annual events, Convention and Nexus, along with the Professionals Groups Conferences, and other meetings and webinars held throughout the year. Samantha also directs the strategy and execution of ABA’s education programs and event, including the Bakers Manufacturing Academy (BMA) and the Front Line Leadership Training.
Samantha first joined ABA in 2010 as a summer intern for two consecutive years. After several years at various trade and non-profit associations in event management, Samantha returned to ABA as the Director, Meetings and Education in 2016 and has since been promoted to Senior Director of Meetings & Education and the Director of Trade Show Operations and Assistant Corporate Secretary for the tri-annual International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE).
Samantha has been a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) since 2009, serving as President of her student chapter while at PSU, and on various committees for the DC chapter as a professional. As chair of the Professional Development Committee in 2017, she was responsible for curating education for the DC area membership. She is also a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. Originally from Sharpsburg, a small town in western Maryland, Samantha currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her high-school sweetheart turned husband, Ryan, and her cat, Kipper.
- CMP (Certified Meeting Professional)
- CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management®)
- Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)-Trained Technician
- Pandemic On-Site Protocol Certification
- ServeSafe certified Certification in Special Events
- Contingency Planning from the FEMA Emergency Planning Institute
- Currently working towards CAE (Certified Association Executive)
Awards and Recognitions
Samantha is the recipient of the National 2014 PCMA Emerging Professional of the year award as well as a member of the National Class of 2014, PCMA Twenty in their 20s, an award given each year to 20 professionals in their 20s who do outstanding work in the industry.
Samantha’s Expertise, Roles and Responsibilities
- Exposition Management Conference and Meeting Management
- Virtual Conference and Webinar Management
- Education Management
- Sponsorship Registration and Housing Speaker Management
Favorite Baked Good
Samantha’s favorite baked good is a hot biscuit with strawberry jam. It is a little salty and a little sweet just like her.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the voice of the baking industry. Serving Members from global wholesale baking companies and suppliers to baking industry entrepreneurs, ABA is the only bakery-specific national and state trade association, delivering results on priorities affecting the companies that feed the world.
Since 1897, ABA has worked to increase protection from costly government actions, build the talent pool of skilled workers with specialized training programs, and forge industry alignment by establishing a more receptive environment to grow the baking industry. ABA's Membership has grown to represent more than 300 companies with a combined 1000+ facilities.